Basic Manners Dog Training -Springfield

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Dakin Humane Society

171 Union Street

Springfield, MA 01105

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Basic Manners Dog Training: (like Elementary and Middle School for Dogs)

Five weekly lessons starting September 20th and ending on October 18th. Dog must be be friendly around or ignore other dogs and people in class.

We’ll help you teach your dog to:

Be relaxed and settled near you

Greet visitors politely

Walk attentively on a leash

Come when you call

Sit, down, stay

Leave items alone on your cue

And more!

Instruction includes types of tools and methods to train your dog be an even more mannerly and enjoyable part of your family. This includes basic obedience cues and how to apply them in practical, real life situations.

Proof of rabies vaccination is required to register.

*For registration questions, please email kbegnoche@dakinhumane.org

Discount Codes: If any of these discounts apply, enter them under "Enter Promotional Code" during registration.

ADPT-Dog -10% discount is offered to dogs adopted from Dakin, TJO Shelter, or any other adoption agency. Proof of adoption required at first class.

Seniors -10% discount is offered to humans age 65 and up and/or dogs age 8 or up.

USMilitary -10% discount is offered to US Military (Active, Reserve, or retired)

*One discount code per ticket.

Dog Training Program Policies


All dogs must be current on rabies and other vaccinations prior to the starting their first class. Puppies are only required to have their first series of vaccines. You will need to show proof of vaccination at your first class.

Class Cancellations

If the minimum enrollment for a class is not met 2 days before the class, the class may be cancelled. We will contact enrolled participants 2 days before the first session to notify of the cancellation. Paid participants will have the option of enrolling in an alternative class, receiving credit toward a future class, or receiving a full refund.

Refund Policy

We will refund your class fee if you cancel in writing 3 days before the class starts. Enrollments within 3 days of the class are not eligible for refunds for any reason.

A dog that is overly reactive or unruly during class may be asked to leave class, at the trainer’s discretion. Dogs actively in heat may also be asked to leave class. If either of these scenarios were to occur you may have the option to attend a private session, enroll in a later class, or receive a partial refund.

All refund requests must be made in writing & emailed to our office at kbegnoche@dakinhumane.org or by calling us at (413) 781-4000 x 117.

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